Top 5 Places To See The Fall Foliage

Fall is season there the green of summer is changed out for red and and orange and gold.  Georgia has some spectacular locations to see fall foliage, and many great places that are worth the drive.  Above Atlanta, the leaves hit their peak around the last two weeks of October.  Between Macon and Atlanta, you should plan your visit the last week of October or first week of November.  Here are Gateway Macon's Top 5 Places to see the Fall leaf change.

If you need help with timing your road trip for peak leaf-changing season, here's a handy Map from Smoky Mountains National Park

1. Indian Springs State Park

Gateway Macon Georgia Fall Leaves Indian Springs

Indian Springs State Park is located at the meeting of Big Sandy Creek and Aboothlacoosta Creek.  With the changing leaves, flowing water, and rustic stonework buildings, this park just FEELS like Fall.

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2. Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge

Gateway Macon Georgia Top 5 Fall Leaf Change Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge

While the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge lacks wide open views, it more than makes up for that with over 5 miles of walking trails, and a 6 mile driving trail.  Here you can immerse yourself in the fall season of the Georgia wilderness.

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3. Stone Mountain Park

Gateway Macon Ga Top 5 Fall Leaves Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park is the first place on our list to offer an elevated view, and what a view it is!  At it's summit elevation of 1,686 feet, Stone Mountain offers spectacular views of Atlanta and the surrounding countryside.

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4. Lookout Mountain, Near Chattanooga TN.

Gateway Macon Top 5 Fall Leaves Lookout Mountain Rock City Chattanoona

Home of the world-famous Rock City Gardens, you can stroll through this natural attraction and “See Seven States”.  The nearby Incline Railway are also offers spectacular views of the changing colors of the season.

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5. Helen Georgia

Gateway Macon Ga Top 5 Fall Leaves Helen Georgia Blue Ridge Scenic Railray

Visiting Helen, Georgia puts you right in the middle of the fall leaf change.  Besides Helen itself, check out Unicoi State Park, Smithgall Woods State Park, Tallulah Gorge State Park, and Georgia's highest peak, Brasstown Bald.  There's also the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Fall Foliage Tour.

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If you just can't get enough of the Fall colors, check out Leaf Watch.

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